Kramer vs Kramer – Vs Movies Series

Back Lot 605 continues our Vs Movies Series with our most epic battle to date with child custody on the line! This week we are joined by Andy Heller of Fat Dude Digs Flicks to discuss the 1979 drama, Kramer vs Kramer! The winner of multiple Academy Awards, Kramer vs Kramer stars Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, with both actors winning Best Actor and Supporting Actress in 1980 for their performance in the film respectively. We also discuss the 2021 Academy Award nominations and the weekly box office results!

The Box Office

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon takes the top spot for the third weekend in a row with $5.15 million. At number two is Tom & Jerry with $3.84 million. Opening at number three is The Courier with just over $2 million. Chaos Walking walks it’s way to number four with $1.93 million. Rounding out the top five of the box office is The Croods: A New Age with $620,000.

The News

The Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) produced Texas Chainsaw Massacre to be a direct sequel to the original. The film casts Mandy actress Olwen Fouéré as final girl Sally Hardesty. Sally was the final girl in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

The 93rd annual Academy Awards have announced the nominees for the 2021 Oscars, with Mank, Sound of Metal, and Nomadland leading the pack. Netflix becomes the highest nominated studio, the first time this accolade has gone to a streaming service.

The Shameless Plugs

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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